bumpy

[ buhm-pee ]
/ ˈbʌm pi /

adjective, bump·i·er, bump·i·est.

of uneven surface; full of bumps: a bumpy road.
full of jolts: a bumpy ride.
causing jolts: Bumpy air shook the airplane.
having many difficulties or failures; full of ups and downs: He had a rather bumpy career before he settled down in his present job.

Origin of bumpy

First recorded in 1860–65; bump + -y1

Related forms

bump·i·ly, adverbbump·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bumpy

bumpy

/ (ˈbʌmpɪ) /

adjective bumpier or bumpiest

having an uneven surfacea bumpy road
full of jolts; rougha bumpy flight

Derived Forms

bumpily, adverbbumpiness, noun
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